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Support for disabled passengers using public transport
8:31am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
DISABLED youngsters will be able to get out and about more easily after council bosses teamed up with bus and taxi operators in York to encourage vulnerable people to use public transport.
Passengers with disabilities or other difficulties will also be able to provide vital feedback to Streamline Taxis and First York on how services might be improved to those who face handicapped users.
City of York Council’s award-winning Independent Living and Travel Skills service – which helps vulnerable young people become independent travellers – is behind the move.
Dave McCormick, the council's Education Officer for Special Educational Needs and Transport, said: "I'm delighted that we've been able to team up with two of the city's biggest transport providers to help improve public transport for people with disabilities or difficulties.
"Most of us tend to take the ability to travel independently for granted, but enabling young people to use the bus, walk or cycle to school or college on their own can increase their confidence and self esteem - as well as encouraging them to get involved in their wider community."
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